British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Stephen Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192513583
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 2773
Until relatively recently, the connection between British imperial history and the history of early America was taken for granted. In recent times, however, early American historiography has begun to suffer from a loss of coherent definition as competing manifestos demand various reorderings of the subject in order to combine time periods and geographical areas in ways that would have previously seemed anomalous. It has also become common place to announce that the history of America is best accounted for in America itself in a three-way melee between "settlers", the indigenous populations, and the forcibly transported African slaves and their creole descendants. The contributions to British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries acknowledge the value of the historiographic work done under this new dispensation in the last two decades and incorporate its insights. However, the volume advocates a pluralistic approach to the subject generally, and attempts to demonstrate that the metropolitan power was of more than secondary importance to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The central theme of this volume is the question "to what extent did it make a difference to those living in the colonies that made up British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that they were part of an empire and that the empire in question was British?" The contributors, some of the leading scholars in their respective fields, strive to answer this question in various social, political, religious, and historical contexts.

The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century

Author: Bernard Bailyn
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447489144
Category: History
Page: 266
View: 1212
In detail Bailyn here presents the struggle of the merchants to achieve full social recognition as their successes in trade and in such industries as fishing and lumbering offered them avenues to power. Surveying the rise of merchant families, he offers a look in depth of the emergence of a new social group whose interests and changing social position powerfully affected the developing character of American society.

American Poetry

The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Author: David S. Shields
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931082907
Category: Poetry
Page: 952
View: 7271
Presents a collection of early American poetry in a tribute to the diversity and range of poetic traditions from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and includes regional music ballads and Native American translations.

The Rise of Commercial Empires

England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770
Author: David Ormrod
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521819268
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 2904
A work of major importance for the economic history of both Europe and North America.

Varieties of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century English Radicalism in Context

Author: David Finnegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317002490
Category: History
Page: 286
View: 1002
The essays in this collection explore a number of significant questions regarding the terms 'radical' and 'radicalism' in early modern English contexts. They investigate whether we can speak of a radical tradition, and whether radicalism was a local, national or transnational phenomenon. In so doing this volume examines the exchange of ideas and texts in the history of supposedly radical events, ideologies and movements (or moments). Once at the cutting edge of academic debate radicalism had, until very recently, fallen prey to historiographical trends as scholars increasingly turned their attention to more mainstream experiences or reactionary forces. While acknowledging the importance of those perspectives, Varieties of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century English radicalism in context offers a reconsideration of the place of radicalism within the early modern period. It sets out to examine the subject in original and exciting ways by adopting distinctively new and broader perspectives. Among the crucial issues addressed are problems of definition and how meanings can evolve; context; print culture; language and interpretative techniques; literary forms and rhetorical strategies that conveyed, or deliberately disguised, subversive meanings; and the existence of a single, continuous English radical tradition. Taken together the essays in this collection offer a timely reassessment of the subject, reflecting the latest research on the theme of seventeenth-century English radicalism as well as offering some indications of the phenomenon's transnational contexts. Indeed, there is a sense here of the complexity and variety of the subject although much work still remains to be done on radicals and radicalism - both in early modern England and especially beyond.

Essays on Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: John G. Reid
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802091377
Category: History
Page: 322
View: 7148
The essays in this volume deal with topics such as colonial habitation, imperial exchange, and aboriginal engagement, all of which were pervasive phenomena of the time.

British Imperial History

Author: Simon Potter
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113734184X
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 1891
Imperial historians have developed and discarded an astonishing range of concepts and theoretical tools. The British Empire offers us a particularly fertile terrain for the study of the relationship between history and theory, revealing how changing theoretical currents have shaped, and continue to shape, the writing of imperial history.

At the Edge of Empire

The Backcountry in British North America
Author: Eric Hinderaker,Peter C. Mancall
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801871375
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 1948
During the 17th century, the Western border region of North America which existed just beyond the British imperial reach became an area of opportunity, intrigue and conflict for the diverse peoples - Europeans and Indians alike - who lived there. This book examines the complex society there.

A Peculiar Mixture

German-Language Cultures and Identities in Eighteenth-Century North America
Author: Jan Stievermann,Oliver Scheiding
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271063010
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 9369
Through innovative interdisciplinary methodologies and fresh avenues of inquiry, the nine essays collected in A Peculiar Mixture endeavor to transform how we understand the bewildering multiplicity and complexity that characterized the experience of German-speaking people in the middle colonies. They explore how the various cultural expressions of German speakers helped them bridge regional, religious, and denominational divides and eventually find a way to partake in America’s emerging national identity. Instead of thinking about early American culture and literature as evolving continuously as a singular entity, the contributions to this volume conceive of it as an ever-shifting and tangled “web of contact zones.” They present a society with a plurality of different native and colonial cultures interacting not only with one another but also with cultures and traditions from outside the colonies, in a “peculiar mixture” of Old World practices and New World influences. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Rosalind J. Beiler, Patrick M. Erben, Cynthia G. Falk, Marie Basile McDaniel, Philip Otterness, Liam Riordan, Matthias Schönhofer, and Marianne S. Wokeck.

Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Kenneth Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893671
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 308
View: 3012
Dr Morgan compares the performance of Bristol as a port with the growth of other out ports.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Author: Robin Winks
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191542415
Category: History
Page: 756
View: 3075
The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.

The Colonization of North America, 1492-1783

Author: Herbert Eugene Bolton,Thomas Maitland Marshall
Publisher: New York, Macmillan
Category: France
Page: 609
View: 8799

Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

Author: N.A
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807834874
Category: History
Page: 290
View: 8466
The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

British Atlantic, American Frontier

Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America
Author: Stephen Hornsby,Michael Hermann (cartographer.)
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654278
Category: History
Page: 307
View: 6202
A pioneering work in Atlantic studies that emphasizes a transnational approach to the past.

The British and Their Laws in the Eighteenth Century

Author: David Lemmings
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831587
Category: History
Page: 260
View: 6122
"New analysis and interpretation of law and legal institutions in the long eighteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

Author: Edward G. Gray,Jane Kamensky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199324034
Category: History
Page: 696
View: 2089
The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades.

Trade in Strangers

The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America
Author: Marianne S. Wokeck
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271043768
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 1151
American historians have long been fascinated by the "peopling" of North America in the seventeenth century. Who were the immigrants, and how and why did they make their way across the ocean? Most of the attention, however, has been devoted to British immigrants who came as free people or as indentured servants (primarily to New England and the Chesapeake) and to Africans who were forced to come as slaves. Trade in Strangers focuses on the eighteenth century, when new immigrants began to flood the colonies at an unprecedented rate. Most of these immigrants were German and Irish, and they were coming primarily to the middle colonies via an increasingly sophisticated form of transport. Wokeck shows how first the German system of immigration, and then the Irish system, evolved from earlier, haphazard forms into modern mass transoceanic migration. At the center of this development were merchants on both sides of the Atlantic who organized a business that enabled them to make profitable use of underutilized cargo space on ships bound from Europe to the British North American colonies. This trade offered German and Irish immigrants transatlantic passage on terms that allowed even people of little and modest means to pursue opportunities that beckoned in the New World. Trade in Strangers fills an important gap in our knowledge of America's immigration history. The eighteenth-century changes established a model for the better-known mass migrations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which drew wave after wave of Europeans to the New World in the hope of making a better life than the one they left behind—a story that is familiar to most modern Americans.

Discounted Labour

Women Workers in Canada, 1870-1939
Author: Ruth A. Frager,Carmela K. Patrias
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442658274
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 4064
The years between 1870 and 1939 were a crucial period in the growth of industrial capitalism in Canada, as well as a time when many women joined the paid workforce. Yet despite the increase in employment, women faced a difficult struggle in gaining fair remuneration for their work and in gaining access to better jobs. Discounted Labour analyses the historical roots of women's persistent inequality in the paid labour force. Ruth A. Frager and Carmela K. Patrias analyse how and why women became confined to low-wage jobs, why their work was deemed less valuable than men's work, why many women lacked training, job experience, and union membership, and under what circumstances women resisted their subordination. Distinctive earning discrepancies and employment patterns have always characterized women's place in the workforce whether they have been in low-status, unskilled jobs, or in higher positions. For this reason, Frager and Patrias focus not only on women wage-earners but on women as salaried workers as well. They also analyze the divisions among women, examining how class and ethnic or racial differences have intersected with those of gender. Discounted Labour is an essential new work for anyone interested in the historical struggle for gender equality in Canada.

Painting in Canada

A History
Author: J. Russell Harper
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802063076
Category: Art
Page: 463
View: 8317
Through a lively combination of entertaining anecdotes, descriptions of the cultural background, biographical accounts, and critical judgement, the reader comes to know intimately the artists, their paintings, and their environments.